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Inquiries have been launched against several officials in the Biden administration revealed to have ties to Islamic groups in the aftermath of the October 7th attack in Israel.

Stop Iran Now
October 25, 2023

Inquiries have been launched against several officials in the Biden administration revealed to have ties to Islamic groups in the aftermath of the October 7th attack in Israel.

Yousra Fazili

The Department of Defense (DoD) is refusing to terminate Yousra Fazili, a senior Pentagon official with strong ties to the Qatari regime which openly funds the Muslim Brotherhood and its subsidiary, Hamas. Qatar, which provides safe haven to Hamas leaders like Ismail Haniyeh and Khaled Mashaal, also sponsors the pro-Hamas news outlet Al Jazeera. Following the October 7th attack in which Hamas operatives massacred 1,400 Israelis and kidnapped 200 as hostages, Qatar said it “holds Israel solely responsible.”

Qatar’s ruling Al-Thani family includes Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, who since 2017 also serves as Qatar’s Ambassador to the US. After Al-Thani’s appointment it was revealed that Qatar was planning a covert influence operation which involved damaging the reputations of government officials who oppose Qatar.

During that time, Al-Thani’s strategic advisor was Yousra Fazili. For over three years, Fazili served Al-Thani by arranging “strategic partnerships.” Shortly after Joe Biden took office, Fazili was suddenly appointed special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs at the Pentagon.

Since then Fazili has been promoted twice and now serves as the Pentagon’s chief financial officer and chief of staff to the under secretary of defense for comptroller.

This caught the attention of US Congressman Jack Bergman (R-MI), who raised the alarm about Fazili. In an August letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Bergman requested details about how the Pentagon vetted Fazili and what safeguards, if any, are in place to ensure she does not influence policy related to the Persian Gulf.

Bergman was brushed off with a brief response from Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs Rheanne Wirkkala, who simply told the congressman that Fazili had been vetted “in accordance with all appropriate laws and policies.”

Following this month’s attacks by Hamas, Bergman sent a second letter but received no response at all.

The Free Beacon has reported that Fazili recently posted numerous calls for an Israeli ceasefire on social media undercutting Admin's Support for Jewish State - and complimenting the various anti-Israel protestors as well as the pro-Hamas members of Congress.

Ariane Tabatabai

Wirkkala has also defended the Pentagon’s decision to employ Assistant Secretary for Special Operations Chief of Staff Ariane Tabatabai, who will keep her top security clearance despite being outed as an operative of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Emails obtained by Semafor last month show that Tabatabai was part of an Iranian influence operation called the Iranian Experts Initiative (IEI). The IEI’s objective was to recruit overseas academics and researchers to help shift policy towards Iran, particularly regarding its nuclear proliferation — an objective considered to have been successful.

Tabatabai was a core member of the IEI, which was overseen by Iran’s Foreign Ministry. She was reportedly in direct contact with senior Iranian officials such as then-Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and a top Foreign Ministry official named Mostafa Zahrani, from whom she requested permission to attend international conferences.

After joining the IEI, Tabatabai began writing articles for mainstream media outlets such as the Atlantic, Washington Post, and New York Times in which she promoted a nuclear deal with Iran. She claimed that Iran was seeking nuclear capabilities not to build nuclear weapons but for “production of radioisotopes for medical purposes” and for “desalination, an energy-intensive process.”

In addition to writing articles, Tabatabai also went on the lecture circuit at various globalist think tanks such as billionaire George Soros’ Center for American Progress and the Council on Foreign Relations, where she advocated for a nuclear deal with Iran.

Tabatabai also served as a key aide to former Biden administration Special Envoy to Iran Robert Malley, who was suspended in June for “mishandling classified documents.”

When US Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) pressed the Pentagon for an explanation on why Tabatabai is retaining her post and her top security clearance, she received a similar brush-off from Wirkkala, who herself is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

“We have confirmed that Ms. Tabatabai’s employment and clearance processes were carried out in accordance with all appropriate laws and policies,” Wirkkala wrote Sen. Ernst in an October 12th letter.

Nejwa Ali

The Biden administration did, however, place Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official Nejwa Ali on “administrative leave” last week.

During 2016 and 2017 Ali served as a spokeswoman for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which created a “Palestinian Delegation to the US.” President Donald Trump banned the group, but she was able to find a position with the DHS as an adjudication officer for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It has been Ali’s job to determine whether asylum seekers should be granted entry to the United States.

Following the October 7th attack, Ali expressed support on social media for the Hamas attackers, writing: “I abso-f—ing-lutely celebrate [Palestinian hang-gliders], a–hole, f— you!” Her social media page, in which she describes herself as “American born” but “Palestinian @ heart”, contains several remarks about Jews such as: “F— Israel and any Jew that supports Israel.”

After the Daily Wire reported Ali’s posts, DHS spokesman Matthew Bourke confirmed she was placed on administrative leave. But the Biden administration has so far refused to terminate the former PLO operative despite several requests from lawmakers.

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